The 10th-annual Bike the Rogue event is gearing up for Sept. 7 in Gold Beach.
The Rotary Club of Gold Beach sponsors the event in collaboration with South Coast Bicycles in Bandon, which provides a wagon stocked with spare parts plus a mechanic to assist with any mechanical difficulties,
The City of Gold Beach will donate reuseable goody bags for the participants.
This scenic event attracts cyclists from both sides of the Oregon/California border, including Crescent City, and offers routes of varying abilities.
Bicycling helmets will be required.
Cyclists will have their choice of four different routes:
• 25 miles/1,100 vertical feet, for a $30 entry fee
• 40 miles/2,000 vertical feet, $40
• 62.5 miles/4,000 vertical feet, $50
• 100 miles/5,200 vertical feet, $60.
All four rides follow the banks of the Rogue River and cross at least two bridges.
The 40-, 62.5- and 100-mile rides finish along the Pacific Ocean.
The Rotary Club of Gold Beach will provide a continental breakfast at the start of the event for all registered riders, as well as well-stocked rest stations along the route.
At the end of the ride, each cyclist receives a root beer float and/or an Arch Rock Beer, and a wood-oven fried pizza.
Registration for Bike the Rogue is at 7 a.m. in Buffington Park for those who have not pre-registered. The entrance to the park is four blocks east of U.S. Highway 101 on Gauntlet Street in Gold Beach.
Those pre-registering with a postmark before Sept. 1 will receive $5 off the entry fee, per rider.